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Woman Beaten to Death Black Males Fail in Duval County
We focus ondomestic violence during certain months of the
year but we should more often point out the symptoms so that
those who are being abused, can recognize such and get out of
Brandy Marine Stewart, 23, of McIntyre Court in Brunswick
was at home last Sunday when Marlin Dwayne Tootle, 36
knocked on her door after they had argued over the telephone.
Brandy was holding her 20-pound child in her arms as she
opened the door but that did not stop Tootle from punching
her in the face. But the beating did rot stop at the punch in
Marlin Dwayne Tootle, 36 the face. He continued to beat her and when the police
arrived, she was unable to move her legs. She was in a life-
threatening condition after the attack and was taken to the Brunswick Southeast Georgia
Health System Hospital where she died from her injuries on Thursday.
Tootle was originally charged with aggravated battery, aggravated assault and cruelty
to children. The charge of murder was added after Stewart's death. He has been jailed
without bond. This was Brunswick's sixth homicide this year.
Three Charged in
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April Worthy, 22 Brittany Worthy, 22 Sammie Lee
Worthy, Jr., 21
A Lake City mother of a 2-year-old and an 18-month-
old apparently trusted April Worthy, 22, to care for her
children while she was out of the city. It appeared that
April was in charge of caring for the children and was
being assisted by Brittany Worthy, 22 and Sammie Lee
Worthy, Jr., 21. However, on Saturday night, it has
been reported that April beat the toddler, resulting in
bruising and punctures of the skin. Police were called
when paramedics were called to the home and found
the toddler having trouble breathing. The child was
taken immediately to Shands in Gainesville and died
the next day.
After much discussion with adults living in the home,
it was determined that all three were responsible for the
death. April and Britany have been charged with one
count of first degree murder and one count of aggravat-
ed child abuse. Sammie has been charged with one
count of second-degree murder and one count of aggra-
vated child abuse. They were arrested Thursday and
ordered to be held without bail.
Niecy Nash is Now Engaged
host of Style
House' is now
engaged to her
boyfriend of one
year, Jay Tucker.
The couple became
engaged this past
Niecy Nash getting her ring placed by weekend at a pri-
fiance Jay Tucker. vate party at her
home. The plan is
to have the wedding in May 2011.
State Senator Tony Hill
He did not celebrate his,
birthday Thursday, but held
a conference to help put
together a program to help
the youth in. Florida get a
good education. That is the
personality he always por-
SLOW GROWTH OF
BEATS A RETURN TO
Schools at a Rate of 23%
By Dan Evans, The Florida Star, The Georgia Star
Dr. John H. Jackson, center, President & CEO of Schott Foundation with Jacksonville
city and state leaders at conference to take aim at poor graduation rate for black males.
The report of Duval County School Board Superintendent Ed Pratt-Daniels
being rated as just-shy of "highly effective," is still ringing in conversation
throughout Duval County. The concern is the fact that there are still failing
schools and the graduation rate of the Black male is at risk.
A report prepared by Dr. John Jackson, entitled "Yes We Can" shows American
public schools fail over half of the nation's Black male students. State Senator
Tony Hill finds this unaccepted and has taken up the mantle to do something.
The Schott report found that between 2007 and 2008, forty seven per cent of
black males graduated on the nationAl level; 37 % in the State of Florida and 23%
in Duval County.
Dr. Jackson, CEO and President of The Schott Foundation for Public
Education, documented the performance rates and provide ways to improve pub-
lic education for Florida's young black men. Dr. Johnson, in a focus group
explained that education starts in the cradle and continues throughout life. The
focus group included members of the Jacksonville NAACP education commit-
tee, President of 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, as well as church and commu-
nity leaders, The challenge was to come up with a plan to address the pit falls that
cause young men to go off course and ways to get them back on course.
Emphases were placed on having a good curriculum, excellent teachers, proper
resources, and community involvement. Dr. Jackson suggested a student recov-
ery plan that at the time of inception would involve the student for two to three
The concern is that education in Florida is a civil right, and 16 year olds are
allowed to drop out of school. Senator Hill stated that is not acceptable. It was
suggested that organizations like those 'in attendance, help to get 'paid' mentors
to help the students. It is imperative that action is taken to change this, said the
senator. Broward County, Pinellas County, Palm Beach County, and Duval
County are the worst performing districts in the state. "YES WE CAN" calls on
the federal government and states to ensure that all students have a right to an
opportunity to learn, not as a matter of competition, but as a civil and human
right and is therefore highly recommended to begin immediately.
Job Openings Rose in July
After two months of declines, according to the Labor
Department, job openings rose in July. The number of
jobs advertised rose by 6.2 percent to 3.04 million.
This is the highest total since April when an increase
occurred because of the census hiring. Even with the
increase, total openings, according to the report, remain
below the 4.4 million that existed in December 2007
when the recession began. There was a peak in
November 2009 of 6.3 but more than the 1.8 unem-
ployed when the recession began.
The lack of hiring is what is causing the recession
feeling, said an economist at Credit Suisse.
The industries that show the biggest increase in job
openings is education and health services and leisure
There is still some major differences. While white
unemployment only went up from 8.6 percent to 8.7
percent, black unemployment went up from 15.6 per-
cent to 16.3 percent.
Lloyd Gets a Hair Cut
Yes, it is the R&B crooner known as "Mr. Long Hair
Don't Care." Lloyd. The singer has been growing his hair
for more than ten years but has decided to cut off his locks
to provide a hair piece for a financially disadvantaged child
suffering from long-term medical hair loss. He is hoping
this move will inspire others to donate.
Prep Rap .. B-5 & 6
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Classified & Business B-7
Malinda Sapp, Wife of Marvin
Sapp, Loses Cancer Battle
'\ Mrs. Malinda Sapp,
a ap wife of gospel singer
and pastor, Marvin
Sapp, lost her battle
Switch color cancer
N\ Thursday. She and her
husband have been mar-
ried for 15 years. They
H e have three children.
S Mrs. Sapp, who
Malinda Sapp with husband, learned of her condition
Pastor Marvin Sapp
about a year ago, was a
psychologist and college professor. She also worked
with her husband's church, Lighthouse Full Life
Center, as the Administrative Pastor.
Many world-wide, know of Pastor Sapp's song,
"Never Would Have Made It" and his latest recording,
"He Saw the Best in Me," which is number ten on
WCGL's playlist for September. Pastor Sapp's music is
known.because of its ability to cross over.
Even though the Sapp family has received already,
thousands of condolences world-wide, the family's
desire is for all to take the time to learn about the dis-
ease, how you can prevent it, and the symptoms of
colon cancer you need to keep an eye out for.
Pastor Sapp was due in Jacksonville this weekend.
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because people were beaten, jailed, killed and otherwise suffered for over two centuries for this fundamen-
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Washington speech should encourage you: http://www.mlkonline.net/video-i-have-a-dream-speech.html
* To honor the legacy of those who were active in the Civil lights Movement, with organizations such as
the NAACP, SNCC, CORE, SCLC and others.
* On June 21, 1964, three young civil rights workers, a 21-year-old black Mississippian, James Chaney, and
two white New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24 were murdered near Philadelphia,
Mississippi. They had been working to register black voters in Mississippi during Freedom Summer and had gone
to investigate the burning of a black church. They were arrested by the police on trumped-up charges, imprisoned
for several hours, and then released after dark into the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, who beat and murdered them.
It was later proven in court that a conspiracy existed between members of Neshoba County's law enforcement
and the Ku Klux Klan to kill them.
* Medgar Wiley Evers was born on July 2, 1925 and was murdered on June 12, 1963 and was an African
American civil rights activist from Mississippi who was buried with full military honors at Arlington National
Cemetery after being assassinated by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith. Evers' life, his murder, and
the resulting trials inspired protests as well as numerous works including music and film.
A number of nameless and faceless Freedom Fighters could and should be included in this brief timeline describ-
ing oppression, persecution, and discrimination in regards to voting rights. In all of these cases those affected
were not passive victims, rather they fought back with whatever means they had.
Similarly, much of this short summary is presented in the form of legislative and legal milestones. But all of
those laws and court cases were the direct result of constant struggles and mass political pressure. In no case did
benevolent legislators enact civil rights laws or magnanimous judges rule against discrimination without being
forced to do so by we the people.
The stories of the freedom struggles and resistance to oppression continues to fill books, and civil rights muse-
ums and institutes across America. Though museums, books and documentaries alone cannot document the
details of civil rights battles, but it is crucial to remember that from every act of oppression grew many forms of
resistance and every victorious milestone on the Freedom Trail was achieved with blood, sweat, and tears.
The two main issues addressed by the.Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s were ending the "Jim Crow" system
of segregation and winning the right to vote for African-Americans.
The Freedom/Civil Rights Movement of the sixties did not spontaneously spring up out of nowhere, nor did it
disappear when its work was done, but the Movement continues and is as important today, as compared to cen-
turies of struggles for human freedom and civil rights.
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ative news media, individuals or groups to side track us from exercising our right to vote. In The state of Florida,
nearly 200,000 persons lost the right to vote between 1995 and 2005 because of the state's Constitutional ex-felon
disenfranchisement ban and over 5 million others across this great nation are banned
and many of them for life.
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before the November 2010 elections, to go visit the below listed institutions, as a
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The Albany, GA Civil Rights Institute;
Birmingham, AL Civil Rights Institute; http://www.bcri.org/index.html
The Rosa Parks Library and Museum Montgemery, AL;
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Atlanta, Georgia;
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'Faith In Our Community
Schedule of Events and Services
Holy Tabernacle Church
63rd Founders Day Celebration
The Church, which was
founded by the late Apostle
R.L. Davis on September 23,
1947, will be celebrating their
63rd founders day, starting on
September 19th thru September
23rd, 2010. The Senior Pastor,
R. L. Jones will be the opening
speaker on Sunday the 19th.
Monday the 20th the speaker
will be Prophetess Carolyn
PastorPaulR. Cardona Laithers. Minister of music
from Jerusalem Baptist Church. Tuesday the 21st
speaker will be Pastor Bruce Matthews from
Phillipians Community Church of Orange Park FL.
Wednesday the 22nd "The way it was and the way it
is." Thursday the 23rd the speaker will be Pastor
Anthony Mincey from Fishers of Men International
Harvest Center. Sunday service begins with Bible
School at 9:45 a.m., Worship Service begins at 11:00
a.m. Monday thru Thursday services begins at 7:30
p.m. The Pastor Paul R. Cordona will preside for this
celebration. The Pastors and the members are inviting
the public to come celebrate with them in this glorious
occasion, where Jesus is Lord. For information and/or
directions, call the Church at (904) 764-3754 or
Minister H. Bell, Jr., at (904) 708-5331.
QUEEN ESTHER CHURCH OF GOD IN UNITY,
1747 McQuade St., Jacksonville, FL, is celebrating
their church and Pastor's Anniversary Thursday and
Friday Night, September 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m. and
Sunday Morning, September 19, 2010.
EMANUEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
along with Quarterman Productions, invite you to the
77th Anniversary Gospel Hour. The theme is "Still
Standing On God's Promise," Galatians 3:14. Join us in
remembrance of 9/11. Saturday 11, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at
1203 NE 8th Ave. Featuring: The Revelations of
Gainesville, FL; The Mighty Stars of Melbourne, FL;
Bro. Derek Smith ofTampa, FL; The Southland Singers
of Gainesville, FL; Bro. Leon Young, Pastor Willie L.
Thomas; Also performing: City Wide Male Chorus of
Callahand, FL; Arvetta Hill; Evangelist, Company of
Praise and More.
MT. LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Boulevard with Rev.
Freddie Sumner, Pastor, will be celebrating it's annual
Dual Day, Sunday, September 12, 2010. Church School
begins at 9:00 a.m. Morning Worship service at 10:30
a.m. The speaker for the morning hour is Matron
Vanessa Richmond, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. The
afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m with guest
speaker Pastor Elwyn Jenkins, Tru Way Church of The
Risen Christ. Our Theme is "The Virtuous Women and
the Men of God." The Church is extending an invitation
to the public to come worship with us in this joyous
occasion. For more information contact 904- 527-1762.
THE CHORAL MUSIC WORKSHOP AND
DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR -Theme: "Restoring
GOD'S Music back into the Church. September 1 th,
2010, to be held at North Pearl Street Baptist Church,
4003 N. Pearl St. This is a special invitation for all
Pastors, Choirs, Music Directors, and Instrumentalists
of your church. Registration for the entire day is FREE,
so come and receive blessings that will spread through-
out the Music Ministry of your Church. For More
Information, Please Contact: Betty Bullock (904)-401-
5263; Julian Bullock (904)352-0292 or Jasmine J.
Bullock Production Company (904)-485-0147.
FAITH GOSPEL SINGERS OF JACKSONVILLE
FLORIDA- Saturday, September 18, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
TRUE CHURCH OF LIVING GOD, located at 1405
W. State St., Rev. Peterson, Pastor. Come join us in a
great celebration and TRUE worship experience as we
bless the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Featuring: The Singing Trumpets, The Gospel
Cavalivers and The Gospel Tones.
SWEETFIELD MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, 1365 Harrison St., Jacksonville, FL, with
Rev. Richard R. Russ, Pastor, invite each of you out to
our 2nd Annual Men In Black Program September, 12,
2010 at 4:00 p.m. Whereas the Rev.. Walter Scott, Pastor
of First Missionary Baptist Church of Folkston, GA.
will be our Guest Speaker. For more information,
please contact Sis. Nicolla Mack at 904-226-6437.
PATRICIA HANDY and THE GOSPEL TRUTH
will celebrate their 2nd Anniversary Sunday, September
12, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. at the Arch of Convenant Global
Ministries, located at 3819 N. Main St. Appearing on
Program: Rev. Raymond Robinson & Male
Chorus/Folkston, GA; The Singing Trumpets; The
Gospel; Shepherds; The Gospel tones; Special Guest:
Ms. Deloris Quaranta; The Gospel Caravans; Ruth
Grant; A Greater Worship; The Sunbeam Singers; Lil
Jessie & The Miracles; Elder Robert Jackson & The
New Spirit Travelers; Bro. Floyd Perkins; New
Creations, Deacon Willie Kirkland & Friends; Bishop
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L. Laney & Choir; Rejoice: Sis. Bessie Brown; Bro.
Sidney Gailyard. Bishop Larry Boston will be honored.
MOUNT LEBANON MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH, located at 9319 Ridge Blvd., Jacksonville,
with Rev. Freddie Sumner, Pastor. LADIES! LADIES!
LADIES! You are cordially invited to attend our Annual
"Women in White" Fruit of the Spirit Worship service
on Saturday, September 11, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to
12:00 p.m. For more details, contact 904-527-1762.
NEW BETHLEHEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST
CHURCH 1824 Prospect St., is having their 91st
Church Anniversary. The Motto is: "Restoring Our
Faith, Family, & Fellowship In God." The Church
Banquet is Fri, Oct 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Cypress
Community Center, 4012 University Blvd., N; Praise
Night Service is Thur, Nov llth at 7:00 p.m.; Visiting
Churches Night is Fri, Nov 12th at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday
School on Sun, Nov 14th at 9:30 a.m., Morning Service
at 11:00 a.m. and Youth Explosion at 4:00 p.m. For more
information, call Deacon Keith at (904) 764-9879. Rev.
Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus.
NORTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST at 4736
Avenue B, prepare for their Annual Harvester's
Gospel/Revival Meeting, September 11 16, 2010.
The theme is: "Give Me the Old Paths." Dr. Jack
Evans, Sr., President of Southwestern Christian College
in Terrell, TX will be our guest Evangelist. The
Acappella group Total Praise will 'kick off this event
with a FREE spirit filled concert on Saturday evening,
September llth at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, September
12th is "Bring Your Neighbor Day, starting with Bible
School at 9:15 a.m. followed by Morning Worship at
10:30 a.m. and Evening Worship at 7:00 p.m. Special
group singing will precede the week night services
which will begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening. The
Nursery is open for all services, and FREE local van
transportation is available by calling (904) 765-9830.
Brother Charlie McClendon is the local
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Clarence, Jr., 51, died
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Alphonso West Mortuary,
BARNES, Juanita, died
September 4, 2010.
BECTON, Anthony H.,
died August 30, 2010.
BENTON, Kenneth L.
"Bo," 61, died August 30,
BRADLEY, Simon, died
September 1, 2010.
BROWN, Thelma S.,
died August 30, 2010.
CARTER, Joyce, died
Saturday, September 4,
CRUSE, Walter W.; died
Sunday, August 29, 2010.
FITCH, Linda, died
September 2, 2010.
died Septehiber 7, 2010.
GALVEZ, Rosa, died
August, 29, 2010.
died September 1, 2010.
died September 6, 2010.
OLIVER, Cora, died
September 4, 2010.
STEPHENS,. Larry, died
August 31, 2010.
ANDERSON, Billy G.,
77, of Brunswick died
August 26, 2010.
BELL, William Anthony,
53, of Brunswick died
Monday, September 6,
The Church Directory
"Come and worship With iUs,
New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church
1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208
Sunday School .............................. 9:30 a.m.
Intercessory Prayer................... 10:45 a.m. .
Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary)
Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.
Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus
(904) 764-5727 Church,,
Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Worship Service ................................. 10:00 a.m.
Church School .................................... 8:30 p.m .
"Glory Hour" Bible Study ......................... 10:00 a.m.
"Jehovah Jireh" Bible Study .. ............. 6:30 p.m.
2nd & 4th Thursday "Young at Heart Ministry .......... 10:00 a.m.
Joy Explosion M ministry ............... .............. 6:30 p.m.
201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475
Rev. F.D. Richardson Jr., Pastor
GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCH
"The Church Where Everybody Is Somebody"
SBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor
Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206
Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586
Sunday School................................................................ ............ 9:30 am .
Morning Worship.............................. 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday.............................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m.
Thursday... ........................ ............................................ Joy Night,7:00 pm.
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Soror ity eleet
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President Mesdames Bonnie Atwater; Vice President Mary Brown and Economics
Committee Chairman, Cristia Sasso
Mathis Honored at National
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Sorority Sisters together in
Mesdames Fason, Gadson,
At the 76th International Grand Conclave our
own Edgar L. Mathis, Sr. was recognized for
having been a member of the Omega Psi Phi
Fraternity, Incorporated for over forty (40)
years. At the recent meeting Andrew Ray was
elected as the organizations National President,
Tony Knox and Robert Littlejohn, First and
Second National Vice President respectively,
National Keeper of Records and Seals Lewis
Anderson, National Keeper of finance Horace
Chase, and National Counselor Christopher
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September 11, 2010
More than 10,000 members of America's first
Greek-letter organization for African-American
college women descended on to St. Louis,
Missouri for the sorority's 64th biennial conven-
tion. Hundreds of the worldwide members of
Alpha Kappa Alpha painted the city pink and
green, kicking off the event with a "global walk"
starting from all over the world to the St. Louis
The highlight of the convention, which honors
sisterhood and service, was a visit from Mrs.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and
Africa's first woman elected as a head of state.
The members from Gamma Rho Omega
Chapter, Jacksonville, FL were recognized for
their work with economic awareness in the city
of Jacksonville with the "Excellence in
Economic Empowerment Community Award".
This effort was lead by President Mesdames
Bonnie Atwater; Vice President Mary Brown
and Economics Committee Chairman, Cristia
Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded in 1908
by 16 women on .the campus of Howard
University in Washington. The organization has
grown to 250,000 women in more than 950 chap-
ters worldwide. The theme for 2010-2014 is
"Global Leadership Through Timeless Service."
This will require Alpha Kappa Alpha to work
SMART. Each initiative is Strategic,
Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and
Transferable for enhanced impact. Please visit
www.akal908.org for a full view of the program
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Making This Right
Health and Safety
/ was born in New Orleans. My family still lives here. We have
to restore the Gulf communities for the shrimpers, fishermen,
hotel and restaurant owners who live and work here.
Iris Cross, BP Community Outreach
No oil has flowed into the Gulf for weeks. But we know this is just the beginning of our
work. BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup in the Gulf and that includes keeping
Restoring Gulf Communities
We can't undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet. We have been
working with impacted communities since day one.
Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is to listen to
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50th Anniversary Commemoration of Ax Handle Saturday
Story by Marsha Dean Phelts, Photos by Michael R. Phelts
16 year-old Marjorie Meeks Brown who was Secretary of
the Youth Council and ran for her life on Ax Handle
Saturday, broke through the glass ceiling in 1996 when she
rdse to become the first female postmaster of Atlanta Post
Ensuing events from Ax Handle Saturday catapulted Landon
L. Williams who was 23 years-old to becoming the youngest
person in the history of the International Longshoreman s
Association in all of the United States to be elected president
of a local ILA. Williams led union members in a wildcat
strike at the docks on Monday, August 29, 1960 that left
seven ships unloaded at the port.
Saturday, August 28,
2010 marked the fiftieth
anniversary of a chilling
day in Jacksonville History.
Fifty years later new com-
ers to Jacksonville or those
who were too young to
remember the racial and
political climate of the day
frequently ask, "What was
Ax Handle Saturday all
Rodney Lawrence Hurst
and 100 of his peers were
the key trigger in the infa-
mous day that history
recorded as Ax Handle
Saturday. Nearly 50 years
later Rodney Hurst was
destined to tell the story in
his superbly written award
winning book, "It was
never about a hot dog and a
Coke!" A personal account
of the 1960 sit-in demon-
strations in Jacksonville,
Florida and Ax Handle
In this article I will
briefly describe what took
place on Ax Handle
Saturday even though I was
not there. I too was 16
years-old, but at home
under a week long frighten-
ing lock down brought
about due to the eruption of
a race war against the brave
NAACP Youth Council
members and the leadership
of the NAACP.
In 1960 there was a
Jacksonville for whites and
for blacks. During these
segregated times not a sin-
American held an elected
Jacksonville was the epi-
center of business, the only
role that Blacks played in
downtown business was as
of the local NAACP led by
Rutledge Pearson, change
was coming to
Jacksonville, even before
passage of the 1964 Civil
Rights Act. On the day
fated to become Ax Handle
Saturday, the NAACP's
Youth Council held a sit-in
at the lunch counter at the
W. T. Grant's Department
Store on the North West
corer of Main and Adams
Street. Youth Council mem-
bers were well respected,
clean cut, and bright mind-
ed young people who were
leaders among their peer
group. President of the
NAACP Youth Council was
Rodney Hurst, a 16 year-
old entering his freshman
year at Edward Waters
The Youth Council's
routine sit-in had instantly
turned into a war zone as
they were,pounced on by
hate mongers. Klansmen,
segregationist and racist
were handing out ax han-
dles and baseball bats like
politicians hand out fliers
on Election Day. These
instruments' were used in
bloody attacks against the
Youth Council and any
sight, old men, old women
and any black person who
couldn't escape as rapidly
as the kids could run.
As word of what was
taking place reached the
black part of Ashley Street,
a gang of young school
guys known as the
Boomerangs ran downtown
to help their schoolmates
and neighbors out.
cordially invites you to its
Friday, September 17, 2010
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The Honorable JackWebb, City Council President
George Sheldon, Secretary, DCF
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Boomerangs were not
members of the Youth
Council and had not prac-
ticed the principles of non-
violence. Reaching town
they wrenched the ax han-
dles and baseball bats from
the hands of the Klansmen,
segregationist and racist
and beat them back. As the
Boomerangs beat back
attackers, Youth Council
demonstrators and other
black shoppers were able to
escape the vicious mob.
Half of a century has
passed since the day that
came to be known as Ax
Handle Saturday. So many
valiant and courageous
mentors who took an active
stand for equal civil and
economic rights have
passed on. But what a glo-
rious sight it was 50 years
later to see activists of that
day: Mrs. Mary Ann
(Rutledge) Pearson, Mr.
Lloyd. Pearson, II, Richard
McKissick, a.k.a. Mayor of
Ashley Street; Mr. Wendell
Holmes, Mrs. Willie F.
Dennis, Mr. and Mrs.
Walter White, Dr. Alvin
White, Rev. Landon
Williams, Mr. and Mrs.
Alton (Gwen) Yates, Dr.
Arnett Giradeau, Dr. James
Meeks, his sister; Marjorie
Meeks Brown, Rometa
Graham Porter and nearly
1000 others who came
downtown 50 years later to
hear first hand discussions
on what happened on Ax
Handle Saturday, August
Thanks Rodney L.
Hurst, Sr., Isiah Rumlin and
the Jacksonville NAACP
for hosting one of the
grandest four day forums,
discussions and film festi-
vals to bring about healing.
Though tears still flow
when those who were there
recall the events fifty years
ago just like yesterday.
Kweisi Mfume, CEO of
the National Medical
Association and former
National President of the
NAACP was the Keynote
speaker who was intro-
duced by Adora Obi
Nweze, President of the
Florida NAACP. Excellent
speakers describe Mr.
Mfume and Mrs. Neweze's
presentations and anyone
hearing them can under-
stand why audiences wel-
come opportunities to hear
them. Because of the 50th
Anniversary forums we
were able to witness similar
stories that have been docu-
mented in film of The
Orangeburg Massacre, The
Viola Liuzzo Story and
Freedom Never Dies The
Harry T. Moore Story.
Members in 1960
Annie Albertie (Hurst),
Leroy Bass, Ann Bradley,
Margaret Bradley, Colbert
Britt, Helen Britt, Robert
Butts, Isaac Carnes,
Roderick Freeman, Gwen
Garner (Yates), McKinley
Genwright, lona Godfrey,
Herman Grice, Rometa
Graham (Porter) .Betty
Harper, Barbara Hilliard,
Bill Holton, Joan
Holzendorf, Rodney Hurst,
Annie Lou Johnson, Quillie
Jones, Mary Alice King,
Cobb with his latest book, ON
State Senator Tony Hill and THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
State Rep. Mia Jones
Civil Rights Activists Priscilla Williamson, Lydia Wooten,
Rometa Graham Porter and Joan Sanders Whitlock, stand for
singing of Negro National Anthem.
Roslyn (Auntie Roz) Burrough Weathersbee a
with Linda Belton and Francesca LaBlanc Jones
Mrs. Alvin (Brenda) White and
Ken Johnson firom office of daughter, Altoria with Dr. Alvin
Congresswoman Corrine White's autobiography. Education is
Brown and Joyce Mays NOT a Four Letter lfrord
SAnnouncements, meetings, happenings, and community events
scheduled in Jacksonville and the surrounding area.
Canning Class, Monday, September 13th, 9:00AM Noon and 1:00PM to
4:00 PM. Jacksonville Canning Center, 2525 Commonwealth Ave.
Come to a make and take canning class on Kiwi-Pineapple Orange Jam. The
cost is $20.00. Payment must be received by September 7th. Mail to Canning
Class, 1010 N McDuffAve. Jacksonville, Fl 32254. Make check payable to
DCOHAC. Pre-registration is required with payment. Please call Jeannie at
904-387-8850 to register. Class is limited.
Rain Barrel Workshop, Thursday, September 23, 2010, 10:00 am -
Noon Duval Co. Extension Service, 1010 N McDuffAve. Jacksonville, Fl
32254. Rain barrels must be pre-ordered and prepaid by Monday,
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best ways to use the rain water. For more information and registration, call
Becky at 387-8850.anning Class, Monday, September 13th, 9:00AM Noon
and 1:00PM to 4:00 PM. Jacksonville Canning Center, 2525 Commonwealth
The 9th annual Florida Black Expo, on October 8-9 in Jacksonville, Florida.
The theme this year is "Faith, Family and Fun". Florida Black Expo 2010 will
feature over 200 exhibitors and attracting over 18,000 visitors.
This family-oriented presentation exposes the community to business opportuni-
ties and cultural resources. Florida Black Expo 2010 includes the following: sem-
inars, workshops, health fair, hair competition, vendors, national guest speakers,
national recording artists, live entertainment, youth activities (Kid Zone) food
vendors, local talent on local stage and more.
For more information call, 904-727-7451 or 800-419-2417.
Class is Oct. 9, 2010 Crocodile Rock III Dust off your parachute pants
and get retro with all your friends when you plan to attend Crocodile Rock
III, a 80's themed party being held at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm on
Saturday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm. Food provided by SAiRA,
dancing, costume contests, Vinyl Idol, and other fun activities are planned.
All proceeds benefit EPIC Community Services: Tickets are $50 per person.
For more information, call EPIC at (904) 829-3295 or visit
Oct. 23, 2010 Ancient City Kids Day A day of free family fun! Over 40
organizations offering fun activities and contests for kids, live entertainment
all day, resources for parents. The only charge is for food and beverages.
Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11am to 3pm at Francis Field in St. Augustine. Call
EPIC Community Services, Inc. at,(904) 829-2273 for more information.
For more information call, 904-727-7451 or 800-419-2417.
By Lucius Gantt
Man\ so-called Black conimuinit\ leaders are Ilke
ghosts, Awe'le been told the\ exist but \we neter see -
them. Ho\ can \\e follow~ what someone that i; ne\er
What \\e do see are titles! The media \\ ill designate
any African American with a title as a "leader".
Every preacher is a leader, every teacher is a leader
and every elected and appointed politician is a Black
Rev. Al Sharpton and his National Action Network
recently held an event described as a Black Leadership
Meeting. The get together was described as a meeting
to "Measure the Movement". A bunch of organization heads, educators, clergy and
political puppets gathered on a stage and reportedly told a live and a TV audience
what they would do to support Black people.
Even though it wasn't Halloween, most of the people on stage seemed scared!
They were scared to stand up, scared to speak out, scared to fight for their
rights, scared to do anything that would be in conflict with the wants and desires
of the exploiters and oppressors of Black people.
Yes, they wanted to lead Black Americans but they only wanted to lead us down
the path laid out by American racists, white separatists and white supremacists.
It takes a village to make up a village!
How can you have a Black community leadership meeting if only Black
Christians are in attendance? How can you have a Black political leadership meet-
ing if only Democrats and Republicans are there? How can you have a Black com-
munity business leadership meeting and only employees are there? How can you
have a Black community media leadership meeting if there are no radical or inde-
pendent Black journalists there?
Everybody in the Black community should be able to contribute to efforts to
uplift the community and solve some of the community problems. All of us can
learn something from any of us!
However, the so-called Black leadership would have us believe that our lead-
ers are who the news media says they are.
Well, I've worked with Rev. Al Sharpton but I certainly wouldn't call him "my
leader". I know some of the politicians, scholars, educators and organization pres-
idents that were described as leaders but none of them was my leader.
Black people in American don't want to be led down the Yellow Brick Road,
we want to ride the Money Train!
As I always say, in a capitalist economic system, capital is the primary moti-
If you want to be a "Black Leader ", lead Black people to more jobs, lead them
to affordable housing, lead Black people to equal rights and justice and lead Black
people to better health and more wealth.
Black people want leaders that they can believe in. They want to follow lead-
ers that know where they are going. Black people want Black leaders that will tell
Black people the truth instead of telling African Americans what non-Blacks want
Black people to be told.
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DEFINITION: An acute, inflammatory form of arthritis
that usually in, olves the large joints of the body.
Pseudogout, like gout. involves deposits of crystals in and
around the joints. It is usually characterized by acute
attacks, but often the disease may progress without the
BODY PARTS INVOLVED: Large joints (most often, knee, wrist, and ankle).
SEX OR AGE MOST AFFECTED: Elderly; more common in men than
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS:
* Acute attacks of swelling and pain in one or more of the joints.
* Joints involved most often are the knee (50% of the time), ankle,
wrist and shoulder.
Attacks may last for two or more days.
Freedom from paio or less severe pain between attacks.
* limitation of motion of a joint.
CAUSES: Deposition of crystals formed of calcium pyrophosphate dehydrate
(CPPD) in the synovial (joint Fluid). Why the crystals form is unknown.
RISK INCREASES WITH:
* Patients hospitalized for other medical or surgical illnesses.
* Metobolic diseases (e.g., hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, gout,
HOW TO PREVENT:
* None known to prevent original disorder.
* Attacks may be triggered by stress, trauma, surgery, severe dieting,
thiazide therapy and alcohol abuse. Avoid any of these when possi
WHAT TO EXPECT
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE:
* Doctor's treatment.
* If appropriate, treatment for any underlying metabolic disorder.
* Drainage bf the inflamed joint, if needed.
* Recurrences of the attacks
* Permanent joint damage.
PROBABLE OUTCOME: Prognosis for relief in acute attacks is excellent.
DIET: No special diet.
CALL YOUR DOCTOR IF:
* You have signs or symptoms of pseudogout.
* Symptoms worsen after treatment begins.
* New or unexplained symptoms develop. Drugs used in treatment
may cause side effects.
* Temperature goes over 101F(38.3C).
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your left knee then back down, next bring your left elbow to your right knee then
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ARIES TAURUS GEMINI
Actions have conse- Taurus, you're a strong You have an active imagi-
quences, Aries. Yes, you're Bull and you can weather nation, Gemini. After all,
impulsive. After all, you're any storm. On Tuesday a yu ae an A Sign. Y
a rash Ram! On Wednesday sudden event may knock ar an r Yo
you'll have to face the ram- you off course. Don't may o excessively o
ifications of your behavior, worry! You'll be back on Tuesday. Don't let anxiety
Stop and think before track very soon. On get the best of you. Think
embarking on new endeav- Wednesday the Universe positive thoughts. Your
ors. Artistic inspiration will sends you a present. Your status in the community
be on tap on Thursday.
be on tap on Thursdy i ruler Venus enters percep- will rise on Thursday. You
Your ruler Mars is trine
poetic Neptune. Listen to tie Scorpio and your zone may be featured in the local
your inner muse. Watch of open enemies. You'll out- newspaper. Get ready to
your words on Saturday. wit any adversaries in your smile for the camera! Your
Don't discuss confidential life. Watch how easily you life will start t flow along
issues when talking to vanquish foes! You'll be will start to flow along
associates. Carefully moni- inspired to reach for the ry smoothly on Sunday.
tor what you say and who stars on Sunday. Fulfilling Your ruler Mercury turns
you say it to over the week- a cherished dream will be a direct in Virgo. It's a great
end. priority. time to make travel plans.
CANCER LEO VIRGO
Cancer, you're ruled by You're a very frisky Virgo, you have high stan-
the magical Moon, and Lion! You love to have fun. dards, and a close associ-
your emotions ebb and flow On Monday the Moon in ate won't be able to meet
like the Moon's phases. On Leo is sextile dynamic your expectations on
Wednesday the New Moon Mars. Responsibility will Tuesday. Consider cutting
takes place in the sector oJ take a back seat to enter- this person some slack. The
your mind and imagina- tainment. You'll slack off relationship may end if you
tion. You'll be inundated regular chores and concen- don't. On Wednesday the
with ideas on how to trate on having a good New Moon takes place in
improve your life. You'll time. You may decide to Virgo in your sector of self,
take a spiritual approach to concoct a new priority list and updating your appear-
life on Thursday. It's possi- on Wednesday. You'll con- ance will be a main goal.
ble you'll explore meta- sider your needs with new You'll have fun creating a
physical subjects. A diffi- eyes. On Thursday you'll new wardrobe. Life will be
cult family member may hit a mental roadblock, less complicated this week-
cause trouble on Saturday. Thoughts will start.to flow end. Your ruler Mercury
Be firm with this person. again on Sunday. Your turns direct on Sunday.
Don't allow your relative to mind will get back in Your analytical ability will
upset your equilibrium, motion! become pronounced.
LIBRA SCORPIO SAGITTARIUS
You strive to get along You'll receive a gift from Sagittanus, just hearing
with others, but it isn't pos- the cosmos this week. On the word "routine" sends
sible to be on friendly Wednesday lovely Venus shivers up your spine. You
terms with everyone. Onenters Scorpio and yourthrive on change. On
Tuesday Venus in Libra is sector of self, and your Tuesday your wish for
quincunx Uranus, and your sense of self-esteem will spontaneity will be granted
urge to be congenial will go rise. You'll be appealing to and your schedule will alter
urge t e congenial win o you t at a moment's notice.
out the window. Count to others. This is your time to Unpredictability will be the
ten before losing your te- shine! You'll have the urge norm early this week.
per. An associate may askto r you ae Domestic issues take center
for help in a confidential up painting, photogr ay a stage on Thursday. Jupiter
matter on Wednesday It's p paintig, phsovray, retrograde enters your
matter on Wednesday. It's or pottery. Discover your home zone. Your living sit-
possible you'll be caught i untapped talent. nation may alter. You might
the middle of a complicat- Reconciliation may be on decide to change your
ed situation. Your daring the mind of a former fiend address. Your thoughts will
side will be on display on on Saturday. Consider giv- become very focused on
Saturday. You'll certainly ing the relationship anoth- Sunday. It's a great time to
be noticed! er chance. solve problems.
CAPRICORN AOITARTITS pPISCFS
Capricorn, you tend to You're a very tolerant Pisces, you have a mar-
get stuck in the past. You're soul, Aquarius, but it isn't velous ability to visualize
often immersed in thoughts wise to let people take goals. You're a true dream-
of long ago. On Tuesday advantage of your good er: On Tuesday you'll have
long ago. nature. On Wednesday the persistence and stami-
the Moon is conjunct Venus is quincunx Jupiter, na needed to make your
Mercury retrograde in yourthe ruler of your zone ofdreams come true. Yes, it
zone of deep thought and friendship, and you'll take hard work. On
you'll feel nostalgic. On assess your relationship ursdapositive energy
Relationships. will inundate you. Jupiter
Wednesday you may decide It's important to maintainretrograde enters Pisces
to take a trip to a distant only healthy associations. and your sector of self
place. You'll be ready to On Thursday you'll be opti- Capitalize on all the good
have an adventure. Have mistic. Your sense of the vibrations coming your
fun! Avoid someone who ssibilities in life will be ay. Exercise self-control
wants to lay a guilt n overwhelming. Finding on Saturday. It's possible
wants to lay a guilt ip on your bliss will be a main that your appetites will get
ou on Saturday. Don't let goal. On Sunday your inner the best of you. Apply mod-
anyone manipulate you this wisdom will speak very eration to every aspect of
weekend. loudly. Listen up! your life. horoscope.com
Two Teens Accidently Kill Friend
On September 5, 2010, a seventeen year old victim
was shot dead while hanging out with Francisco Acosta
and Tyler Thompson at Mr. Thompson's home located at
l -- 3380 E Caroline Ridge Lane.
The victim was shot in the head by Francisco Acosta
causing severe trauma.
Mr. Thompson gave Mr. Acosta the hand gun used to
shoot Ms. Battisti. Mr. Thompson obtained the hand gun
from his father's night stand. This action set the listed events in motion that led to
the shooting. Tyler Thompson is an adult and Francisco Acosta is a juvenile.
Tyleir Thompson, 18 years old, has been arrested for contributing to the
delinquency of a child.
Suspect Francisco was interviewed and admitted to pointing the gun at the
victim's head and pulling the trigger twice before the gun went off shooting Jocelyn
Battisti in the head at close range. Mr. Acosta claimed it was an accident.
Francisco Javier Acosta, 17 years old has been arrested for Attempted
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The Jacksonville Jaguars open their 16th sea-
son in the National Football League and the
eighth under Head Coach Jack Del Rio on
Sunday, Sept. 12 when they host the Denver
Broncos at EverBank Field.
Del Rio and his club are looking to
build off last year's experience as the club
finished the season with a NFL high 16 rook-
ies on the roster and 32 new faces. The rook-
ies combined to make 71 starts, the most in
franchise history. Despite the roster turnover,
the Jaguars were not eliminated from the
playoffs until the final week of the season. |. <
A year later, the Jaguars enter the
2010 season with an experienced group that
includes only one rookie, first-round pick -
Tyson Alualu, expected to start. Of the -- ...~
Jaguars' 53 roster players, 16 are new to the ',- .- "
team, and 18 of the 22 projected starters .. .
made starts for the club last season.
The nucleus of the team returns led by QB David Garrard, RB Maurice
Jones-Drew, CB Rashean Mathis and LB Daryl Smith. The club was active in
free agency highlighted by the addi-
Pro Bowl selection Kassim Osgood
and fifth-year LB Kirk Morrison.
Jaguars' general manager Gene
Smith and his staff have drafted 15
players the last two years and all
_L~ -: -< remain with the team. The offensive
) / line is anchored by 2009 first round
pick Eugene Monroe and second-
S ._round selection Eben Britton at the tackle
The club used their two third-round picks
in 2009 on CB Derek Cox and DT Terrance
Knighton and both started all 16 games as
The Jaguars finished the preseason 2-2
with their only defeats one-point losses to
Miami. The Jaguars
are tied for the
record on Kickoff
Weekend with a 9-6
mark (.600 pet.) in
their 15-year histo-
Denver ranks sec-
ond at 32-17-1 (.653
pct.). The Jaguars have wins in nine of their last 13
September games under Del Rio.
The Jaguars and Broncos are meeting for the
in the regu-
lar season with the Jaguars holding
a 4-3 advantage including wins in
four of the last five games. The
Jaguars are 3-1 against the Broncos
under Del Rio. The teams split their
only two postseason meetings.
SBy: Mike Bonts Writer
Laurence Green Photographer
Sl Jose KRo a nrio and tx\o relievers
S:' combined on a three-hit shutout,
S/ leading the Jacksonville Suns
Si/ (77-57, 37-27) in a.5-0 win over
-, .ff the Tennessee Smokies (82-51,
40-24) in front of 3,981 Tuesday
night at the Baseball Grounds of
Rosario (5-4) dealt six scoreless innings and
scattered three hits with two walks and seven strikeouts
in the winning decision. Jeff Gogal dealt a perfect sev-
enth inning while Kris Harvey contributed two hitless
frames. Chris Archer (8-2) allowed four runs, three
earned, with six hits, two walks and four strikeouts in
The Suns opened the scoring with an unearned
run in the first inning. Kevin Mattison doubled with one
In the friendly con- ,. -f' V .
fines of "The Swamp" .s .
aka Ben Hill Griffin '
Stadium and in front
of 90, 178 mostly
Gator fans in m
Gainesville, in the "
first post Tebow
game, the Gators shot down the Miami of Ohio
RedHawks for a 34-12 win on September 4, 2010.
Although the final score appears that this
game was a rout, it didn't play out that way in per-
son. The Gators (ranked. 4th nationally) won the
opening coin toss and elected to receive the ball first
in the second half so the RedHawks took the opening
After the RedHawks drive stalled and a
shanked punt, Florida gave the ball back to the
RedHawks on an over snap by converted guard to
S center Mike
.. .', Pouncy to Gators
.,. quarterback John
Y i, \- promnptl marched
Sdo*in the field and
4 settled for a 33-
y ard field goal.
the ball on the next
offensive possession and Miami of Ohio recovered.
The Florida defense came up with an interception
but couldn't convert that into any points so at the
end of quarter 1, underdog RedHawks 3. Gators 0.
The Gators scored 21 unanswered points in
the 2nd quarter, courtesy of a Janoris Jenkins 67-
yard interception return for a touchdown, a 10 yard
out, mo ed to third on an error by shortstop Marwin
Gonzalez on a Vinny Rottino ground ball and scored on
a Matt Dominguez groundout for a 1-0 lead.
Jacksonville added two runs in the third inning. Lorenzo
Scott led off with a single and stole second base. A
Rottino single moved Scott to third base while a
Dominguez sacrifice fly brought him in to score for a 2-
0 lead. With two out, Rottino stole second base and
scored on a Brandon Tripp single to right field for a 3-0
The lead increased to 4-0 in the fourth inning.
Chris Hatcher doubled with one out, moved to third on
a Rosario bunt for a fielder's choice and scored on a
Scott sacrifice fly.
The Suns last run scored in the sixth inning when
Hatcher belted a one-out, solo home run to left field for
a 5-0 score.
touchdown pass from Brantley to Omarius Hines
and a Trey Burton 2-yd run ala Tim Tebow. The
RedHawks could only respond with another field
goal for a half time score of Gators 21, RedHawks 6.
The only 3rd quarter score was by the
RedHawks, adding another field goal when their
offense stalled. At the end of three quarters, the
score was Gators 21; RedHawks 9.
Early in the 4th quarter,
r. ', '.. the RedHawks added their
fourth field goal of the
day, a 33-yard boot by
kicker Trevor Cook, the
-. e4' only Miami player to
score. This was the high-
est number of field goals
he had kicked in a game.
The score stood at Gators 21; RedHawks 12 with
13:24 left in the game. Certainly, at this juncture.
this was not an insurmountable Gator lead.
The Gators retaliated with a Jeffrey Demps
down run with
on the game
clock and the
final scoring 4
play of the game
came with .just
1:21 left on the
clock on a 25-
yard strike from Brantley to Chris Rainey for the
game final Gators 34. RedHawks 12.
Correspondent: Scott Jurrens
Photographer: Joseph Lorentzson
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The CBS-TV Network recently had a press
day for the cast of their hit sitcom RULES OF
ENGAGEMENT which has now entered its
sixth season which will debut on Monday,
September 20. 2010 at 8:30 PM EST and 7:30
PM CST. This was yours truly second time to
interview and literally hang with the cast on the
set. In a positively strange way it was like re-
uniting with old friends for an afternoon. The
cast was as upbeat and hilarious in person as
they are on camera. They made the contingent
gathenng of press feel right at home with a
very relaxed and easy going greenroom.
"Rules of Engagement" is a comedy about the
different phases of male/female relationships.
as seen through the eyes of a newly engaged
couple. Adam (Oliver Hudson) and Jennifer
(Bianca Kajlich), a long-time married pair. Jeff
(Patrick Warburton) and Audrey (Megyn
Price), and a single guy on the prowl, Russell
(Da\ id Spade) and his assistant. Timmy (Adhir
When asked about their characters and their
development over the last five seasons, each
cast member had funny as well as philosophi-
cal observations. Kajlich (plays Jennifer) has
to deal with her fiance Adam who appears not
to be the brightest guy round. Kajlich laughs,
"It is fun for me because as his character has
gotten dumber, my character has gotten ballsi-
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some of the best examples are in Colorado attracted to it. Across
2. national memorial in South Dakota; the faces of four the world, we have
presidents are carved into the granite face found many natural stone
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fun for me to play." Price (plays Audrey) is by
far the liveliest of the bunch and has us laugh-
ing non-stop during her portion of the inter-
views. Her biggest question was will Audrey
and Adam have a baby this season? Price
explodes in laughter, "I've never seen a baby
really work on TV." When asked about being
on the show, Price quips, "We have the most
fun! I can't even believe that it is our job.
Every so often we're like really? We have the
most fun job."
Something new has happened with Timmy
(played by Kalyan). He smiles, "Timmy has a
love interest this season." Kalyan really lights
up when he describes what it was like to audi-
tion the actresses for that role. "I had the real-
ly arduous task of having to chemistry read
with eighteen beautiful women to cast the role
of Allison, which is the character's name."
David Spade who plays Russell explains his
character's relationship with Timmy. "In terms
of chasing girls each episode, you can think of
probable ways to do it and proper storylines
but sometimes they don't give the girls much
to do back so when someone does jokes back,
it's more fun. And bringing him into a dynam-
ic like chasing girls just helps that story be a
little richer; one more level of I'm going
through him for the girl and he's getting advice
through me and there's more jokes happening
and more things instead of just a straight one-
Adam (played by Hudson), is somewhat of
the dumb-wit of the bunch. Hudson explains,
"I like being a dummy, I like being put into
dumb situations that I get myself into when it
comes to just blatant stupidity. I don't know if
it played as well as I thought it might when
doing it." And finally Jeff (played by
Warburton) is summed up by Warburton say-
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and purposely say the wrong things just to
push buttons with Audrey and loves to bully
Russell a little bit which is fun for me too
because I never was a bully ever. I always got
bullied. I was a lost kid in high school. 1 actu-
ally hate bullies but its kind of fun in the sit-
com world where it's not too serious."
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PAGE B-8 THE STAR SEPTEMBER 11, 2010
COUNCILMAN REGINALD "REGGIE" BROWN
Council District 10 Town Hall Meeting Notices
(10C, 10D, 10L, 10N, 10P, 10Q, 10S, 10T and 10V)
Date: Thursday, September 23", 2010
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Edward H. White High School
1700 Old Middleburg Road
Jacksonville, FL 32210
(10, 10A, 10B, 10E, 10F, 10G, 10H, 10J, 10L and 10R)
Date: Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: William M. Raines High School
3663 Raines Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Please come to discuss various issues and projects going on in your neighborhoods.
Representatives from various City. Departments and Agencies will be available to
provide updates on projects and or to address questions.
Please call (904) 630-1684, for additional information.
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